From 19th March until 2nd April 2023, Dr. Ute Terheggen and her team visited us in Ndanda. They are specialized in surgery of neglected clubfoot. Children with clubfoot can be treated conservatively with casts, if treatment starts early during the first days or weeks of life. Those who report too late for this conservative method have to be treated with specialized surgical procedures.
Public advertisement for this camp was done through posters and radio announcements. More than 70 patients reported and all were counselled by the specialists.
4 orthopaedic surgeons, 2 anaesthetists, 2 theatre nurses and one anaesthetic nurse from Germany collaborated with our local staff. They managed to perform operations in 35 patients successfully without any complications.
After some time of rehabilitation, the patients will be able to walk normally.
The project is sponsored by the charity organisation “Pro Interplast” and all operations are performed free of charge, including admission and food for patients.